New Orleans Saints: Cam Jordan praises Zion Williiamson after debut

Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Zion Williamson was electric in his Pelicans debut, and New Orleans Saints superstar Cameron Jordan took note of his impressive performance.

Cameron Jordan is a star for the New Orleans Saints. Zion Williamson is a star for the New Orleans Pelicans. While Jordan was consistently producing for the Saints, Williamson had yet to play this season for the Pelicans. Well, until Wednesday night, and he put on a show.

Williamson struggled in the first half and even in the third quarter but exploded in the fourth quarter, giving the Pelicans some hope to make a quick cut into the Spurs lead.

Williamson scored 17 straight points, pulling the Pelicans within five after being down double figures earlier in the game. However, the 6-foot-6 forward failed to accomplish the team’s rally as New Orleans lost to the San Antonio Spurs.

Not in his typical seat as a season ticket holder, Cam Jordan was soaking up the sun in Orlando, preparing for the Pro Bowl. That didn’t hold him back from talking about Williamson and the Pelicans.

Amie Just of was able to talk to Jordan about Williamson’s debut.

“We saw Zion put in some work. He got on a bike and after he came off this bike, he went on a hot streak. So we need to get him on a bike every game. He got a ritual now,” Jordan said.

It’s not just about the loss though. Jordan notes that the city was excited about Zion’s debut and what the future holds for the young stud. The future is bright for the star forward.

“He started draining threes. He started getting buckets. At the end of the day, what’s more exciting for the city to see him come back in his first game and put up 22 points, drop four threes?”

Zion was 4-for-4 from downtown and 8-for-11 from the field in his debut. He ended the game with 22 points and seven rebounds. That’s impressive, and hopefully, he can continue to thrive in his high-profile role.

Jordan is a fan-favorite in New Orleans, and it’s great to see him shouting out another star, helping to keep the morale of New Orleans sports high.

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As for Jordan, he’s coming off his best season as a pro. He recorded 15.5 sacks and 25 quarterback hits. Jordan earned his fifth Pro Bowl appearance.